Vitafive Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
Vitafive is a personalized gummy vitamin subscription service. (All the gummies are made with pectin and starch instead of gelatin, so they’re vegetarian. Many are also vegan, kosher, and halal, and they are free of the 8 major allergens. You can check individual vitamins on the VitaFive site.)
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Vitafive
The Cost: $34.99 to $49.99 depending on which pack you select
COUPON: Use code msa30 to save 30% off your first month.
The Products: A selection of gummy vitamins formulated to address particular health concerns (so, there is a beauty pack, a brain pack, a heart pack, an immune pack, etc.; there are also some kids’ packs). You can log in and change what pack you’ll receive next, or get the same one from month to month.
Ships to: US (free)
Check out more health and fitness subscriptions in the Fitness Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Vitafive to your subscription list or wishlist!
Included was a brochure with nutritional information for all the supplements VitaFive sells. Each box you get will have a combination of these. Check what you received by looking at the back panel of the brochure (middle of the first picture). (This should not come as a surprise to you since you select the pack you will be getting.)
VitaFive Beauty Pack (28 packets)
I didn’t show all 28 packets in the photo, but the idea is that you take the contents of one pack each day. The Beauty Pack sells for $39.99 per month.
Here’s a look at the back of the package. Because you can order for multiple people, this is how they show who should get each pack.
Here’s a look at the gummies. The Beauty Pack contains 2 biotin gummies, 2 vitamin C gummies, and 3 omega-3 gummies.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps fight free radical damage (including things like signs of aging), plus it’ll give you an immune boost and it helps with collagen synthesis which is good for skin firmness.
Omega-3 fatty acids help with skin condition and skin turnover (Nyx really needs that! but I won’t give her candy, of course…). They are also good at lowering your triglycerides and improving other heart health parameters and at reducing inflammation, plus they are important for neural and eye development in infants.
And the main reason I chose this pack is the biotin. It helps with keratin synthesis; keratin is the protein that makes up your hair and nails. My hair is doing all right but my nails are in terrible shape. Probably because they are covered in nail polish 99% of the time. Anyway, I am hoping that the added biotin will help improve the condition of my nails. (I didn’t want to wait and see before writing the review because nails take a loooong time to grow out. But this is a more pleasant way to take biotin as opposed to swallowing a large pill.)
Also, please note that these do contain some sugars so they are not calorie-free. The Beauty Pack has about 65 calories per pouch. So if you are counting calories (I am!) that is definitely not negligible.
Anyway, I found the taste to be sweet, pleasant, and fruity. The colors are from plant extracts. And they didn’t stick to my teeth too badly.
Verdict: I did not calculate a value for the June Vitafive box because you can only buy these gummies directly from VitaFive. It’s a little over $1 per day for this pack, but buying pills from separate companies would cost at least as much (vegan omega-3s are not cheap), so I think it’s a pretty good deal. Plus, almost no gummy vitamins out there are vegetarian so I was really happy to find some that are.
Depending on which pack you choose, you may still want to take a regular multivitamin. Unless you select the “Essential Pack” you are not getting things like B12, and I did not see added minerals in any of the packs I checked. But, this is a fun way to supplement your dietary intake of certain vitamins and may be useful in addressing or preventing some common health conditions.
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